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First Budget Gaming Build 600-800

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December 28, 2012 4:00:37 AM

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Approximate Purchase Date: Within a month or two

Budget Range: 600-750

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet, >>>>>>Word Processing

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: From Scratch

Do you need to buy OS: Yes (educational discount possible)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, TigerDirect, Amazon, open to others

Location: Charlottesville, VA

Parts Preferences: Intel (open to AMD)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Probably not, but open if someone thinks it's a good idea in this budget for some reason

Your Monitor Resolution:1920x1080

Additional Comments: I'd like decent performance on most games, doesn't need to run something like Crysis on Ultra but I'd like Ultra w/o AA on most games. Looking at SC2, LoL, WoW, and BF3. Need to buy keyboard/mouse as well.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Current computer sucks and I'm on a budget.

Edit: Please follow budget in text
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December 28, 2012 4:12:28 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.94 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $744.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
December 28, 2012 4:14:56 AM

Thanks! This is actually extremely close to what I had picked out. With these parts, would overclocking be an option? I don't care too much, but if the options are open I'd like to go that route

I'm talking about the GPU, not the CPU
December 29, 2012 6:34:10 PM

Bump, could anyone give me advice on a build that's around 700$?
OS/Monitor/Keyboard/Mouse included, looking at mostly the i3 and Phenom II x4 965 BE
for cpu and 8gb of Ram. Other then that, the graphics card is a priority. I'd sacrifice on the storage if need be.